As the guy who scored both Man of Steel and the Dark Knight trilogy, composer Hans Zimmer is an obvious choice to take on Batman v Superman — but that’s not exactly how director Zack Snyder is playing it.
In an interview with Comic Book Resources, Zimmer opened up on the tough prospect of scoring Batman and Superman’s first-ever big-screen meeting. Since he’s already established the vibe for the Man of Steel, Zimmer will continue to score the Superman scenes in the upcoming film. But since he’s already scored a very different interpretation of Batman in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, he came up with a unique solution to handle the character this time.
The twist? Zimmer isn’t actually scoring him. To avoid any comparisons to his previous (acclaimed) work on the Dark Knight trilogy, Zimmer and Nolan invited Junkie XL (Mad Max: Fury Road) to score the Batman scenes, which should create a unique vibe for each character that is different than what’s come before. Honestly, we love this move. It should give both characters their own feel, while hopefully unifying the characters into one film.
Here’s an excerpt from Zimmer’s breakdown:
“You know something? I have agonized over it [how to handle Batman]. I agonized over it, so much so that finally, I went, I don’t want to betray what Chris, James Newton Howard and I did. And so I asked Zack [Snyder] if it would be OK if I called a friend in. And I’m going to be working with Junkie XL, who really is a great friend. He just finished the Mad Max score. I said to him, ‘You take care of Batman. I’ll do the other guy.’ And Zack loved that idea. It’s a way out.”
Though fans are still divided over Snyder’s direction with the DC-verse, this team-up should at least (hopefully) make the score a memorable work. Here’s hoping, at least.
(Via Comic Book Resources)